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30-30 recoil pad

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 76shuvlinoff, Feb 2, 2009.

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  1. 76shuvlinoff

    76shuvlinoff Member

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    Yeah I know most of you wouldn't probably need a recoil pad for a 30-30, but I am pretty sure I do . A motorcycle accident 5 years ago left my scapula looking like a spider web with two busted ribs under it and a dinked up rotator cuff. 12 ga from the shoulder?? fugettaboutit. Makes me whimper some.

    I'd like to get a recoil pad for the TW 30-30 I just picked up, heck probably one for the 870 too. I don't want to cut stocks (if I don't have to) so real thick isn't gonna get it for me. I searched and see Limbsaver mentioned.

    Sometimes you just need to cut loose with something more than rimfire. I'm willing to pay for comfort because comfort = more shooting. suggestions?

    thanks!
     
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    limbsaver and decelerator are excellent pads, but you will probably have to cut the stock as they are going to increase your length of pull an inch - unless your factory stocks are already ill-fitting because they are too short.
     
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    I put a Limbsaver on my Marlin 336 30-30.

    It's a precision fit model #10102, and I like it alot. It swapped out with the factory butt plate damn near perfect. Think I had to drill one new screw hole.

    Makes it a powder puff to shoot 170gr handloads in nothing more than a t-shirt on hot days at the range.

    My rifles get much exercise, so minimizing the meat tenderizing of my shoulder is always a consideration. ;)
     
  4. batmann

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    I put a Pachmayr pre-fit 'Decelerator'
    pad from Cabela's on my Winchester Md 94 .30-30 and actually made the lenght of pull more comfortable for me and I do not long arms. While the .30-30 is not known as a hard kicker, but for someone with bad shoulders (me) it has become a lot of fun to shoot.
     
  5. 76shuvlinoff

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    Thanks for the info! I am not big fella at 5'8", I'd guess you'd say my arms are "average" but when I shoulder the rifle I feel like a little more length on the stock isn't going to hurt me. Since my spill a good punch in the shoulder talks to me all day. Probably why I have spent more time plinking with sidearms and rimfire than anything else for several years. We shall see.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Another vote for limbsaver.
     
  7. 76shuvlinoff

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    N4Z,
    when I googled that part number it came up for an 870 (which is fine I need one of those too). Would you verify that's what is on your 336? do you think it would it fit a Win 94?
     
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    OK here's the scoop.

    I've got the box right here in front of me which lists part number to weapon.

    #10102 fits both Rem870 WingMaster and Marlin336, and several others, but not a Win94.


    For a Winchester Model 94 (.44 mag) the back of the box calls for #10003. That is the only Winny lever listed on the box. The listings on the back are not complete. I'm not familiar with Winchesters so I can't really give you any informed advise past whats already here. Hope it gets you in the ball park though.
     
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    limbsaver for me also. made a world of difference on my 300 mag, and 45/70. i would think a 30-30 with one would be like shooting a 22.
     
  10. 76shuvlinoff

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    appreciate the help guys

    With this shoulder I'd be bolting 300 mags and 45-70s to a block wall.
     
  11. Nhsport

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    It is quite surpriseing what a good recoil pad can do for comfort . Note I say good because some of the old crummy pads kicking around are about worthless. I am not sure if they were ever any good or if they got hard with age.
    I have a sportized springfield (I didn't do the deed, it came that way) in the original 30-06 that had a old pad on it and it would make me see stars. A guy at my club got a grind to fit pad somewhere and tossed it because he didn't want to do the work on his gun, so I grabbed it. Wow- the difference is like night and day!
    30-30s can have a surpriseing ammount of felt recoil. The light weight of the gun , hard metal or plastic butplate, and a short stock all work together to slap you silly. Takeing a couple of shots with your heavy hunting coat is not so bad . but sit down at the range bench on a nice summer day with your tee shirt with a couple boxes of ammo and your shoulder will get a workout.
     
  12. BADUNAME37

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    There are those slip-on pads that you can try to see if you really need one.

    It sounds like with your shoulder prognosis/diagnosis, you most likely do need one. The slip-on one lets you decide and compare whether to actually make one permanant.
     
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